But it's Al Fin, so of course you'll end up smarter. I still don't think that the benefits outweigh the costs of the War On Drugs, but this is important reading for libertarian types. This about sums it up:
Drug legalisation would solve some of the wider problems caused by the violent addiction industry by removing most of the criminal profits involved, and thus much of the violence. Large problems would remain after legalisation, of course, just as the US still has a lot of problems from alcohol abuse long after the repeal of prohibition. But we should not expect perfection or utopia from our policy choices, only a form of dynamic and realistic optimisation.You pay your money and make your choice. And then you live with what that choice entails. RTWT.